Made you look!

Sorry such a click bait title I know.

Anyway, this story broke about a month ago on a few forums, but no one really took noticed. I was going to post something about it, but hadn't gotten around to it till today.

It looks like the very first Games Workshop store location is being demolished. Now, GW hasn't been in this place in a very long time, but it was the shop that got the whole lead/resin/plastic monster ball rolling. Most companies don't look back when it comes to protecting their historical locations. Still, GW should at least ask the owners to place a plaque or something to remind people of the location's significance; hell Hewlett-Packard has garage as a museum and their isn't' any doubt GW has a more rabbit histrionic fan base.

Here is a blurb and nostalgic images about the passing of the location,

The first ever Games Workshop store is to be demolished. Located in Hammersmith, in west London, the store was opened in April 1978. It's not currently a Games Workshop store; the building is occupied by a translation business. When it was opened, nearly 40 years ago, people lined up in the street. Games Workshop was created in 1975 in Nottingham by John Peake, Ian Livingstone, and Steve Jackson, all of whom had left the company by the 1990s. It is the publisher of games like Warhammer, and Warhammer 40K. No word yet on whether it's being demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. 
Actually, the current tenants of the building indicate that it is being demolished to make way for residential flats.

Opening Day in 1978

The building today



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